ECOR groups analyzed | Linear regression, rep-PCR^{a} vs MLEE^{b} | |||||||
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ERIC2 fingerprints | Composite fingerprints | |||||||

Standard cycling | 65-TD cycling | Standard cycling | 65-TD cycling | |||||

r | P value | r | P value | r | P value | r | P value | |

All | 0.12 | 0.24 | 0.23 | 0.03 | 0.12 | 0.24 | 0.27 | 0.006 |

All but A | 0.06 | 0.61 | 0.14 | 0.25 | 0.14 | 0.25 | 0.10 | 0.42 |

All but B1 | 0.26 | 0.03 | 0.42 | <0.001 | 0.28 | 0.02 | 0.43 | <0.001 |

All but B2 | 0.26 | 0.03 | 0.19 | 0.14 | 0.19 | 0.12 | 0.17 | 0.17 |

All but D | 0.14 | 0.25 | 0.31 | 0.01 | 0.07 | 0.56 | 0.33 | 0.008 |

All but nonaligned | 0.23 | 0.07 | 0.41 | <0.001 | 0.26 | 0.04 | 0.53 | <0.001 |

A, B2, D | 0.51 | 0.001 | 0.69 | <0.001 | 0.54 | <0.001 | 0.79 | <0.001 |

↵a Pearson correlation coefficients from pairwise comparisons of rep-PCR fingerprints between strains.

↵b

*m/n*for pairwise comparisons of enzyme electrophoretic mobility polymorphisms between strains, where*m*is the number of mismatched loci and*n*is the total number of loci evaluated by MLEE using 38 metabolic enzymes (23). Data are from the Thomas Whittam laboratory website (http://www.bio.psu.edu /People/Faculty/Whittam/Lab).